It’s hard to believe, but the MLB draft is this Thursday. For this years draft, the Indians have picks 21st pick in the first round. Let’s take a look at who they could take with this pick.
For this pick, there are a couple of very good options, most of which are pitchers. Here are 3 prospects you could see the Indians draft come Thursday:
1). Sean Reid-Foley
School: Sandalwood HS (Florida)
Sean Reid-Foley has a commitment to play baseball at Florida state next year, although it is unlikely that he will go there due to his first round status. Sean has decent size, weighing in at 210 pounds and measuring 6’2″. He throws his fastball at around 94 MPH and his best secondary offering is his 80 MPH slider. He has the potential to be a no. 2 starter with the Indians. The Indians could use some improvement in the pitching department, so this pick would definitely make sense.
2). Kyle Schwarber
School- Indiana University
Kyle Schwarber is a tremendous hitter, hitting .351 over 228 at bats with 13 home runs and 46 RBI’s. However, his power would be the main attraction for the Indians to draft him. He would be able to be the main power hitter in the Indians lineup, something the Indians desperately need.
3). Luis Ortiz
School: Sanger HS (California)
Luis Ortiz has a very mature delivery for a high school pitcher. His fastball can reach 97 MPH, which is a very nice commodity for a pitcher to have. Ortiz has a low 80’s slider and has recently been working on a curveball. He has committed to Fresno State to play baseball, but I doubt he will go there due to his first round status. Ortiz could be a very nice piece for the Indians in the future, possibly being a no. 2 starter for the organization in the future.
Overall, the 21st pick is a crucial one for the Indians. If they get this pick right, it could mean a lot for the future. If they don’t get this pick right, it could leave the team with a major missing piece down the road.
– Jimmy Carcioppolo (follow me on twitter @CST_JimmyC)